In a statement that was issued jointly by a number of bodies including the Tamil Film Producers Council, the Tamil film directors union, the Film Employees Federation of South India and the South Indian Artistes Association (better known as the Nadigar Sangam, the industry observed that posting a video of a Tamilian being thrashed by over 10 Kannadigas on Facebook for expressing his opinion will not help enhance the goodwill and friendship between us.
“Our Tamil people live in Karnataka and likewise, your Kannada people live in Tamil Nadu. We all will have to act responsibily and stop the violence, triggered by a few miscreants, that affect the means to livelihood of the common people. Everybody must be able to live safely,” the industry appealed.
“Today’s incidents are tomorrow’s history. Let us avoid such black pages in our history so that when our children flip through the pages of history, they do not find such pages. Let us resolve issues through law and talks,” the statement said.